The Black Stripe Clown Wrasse body is whitish with a broad black stripe from snout through eye, ending in upper central part of caudal fin, this stripe separated by a narrow white band from a mid dorsal black stripe.
The Black Stripe Clown Wrasse requires a larger aquarium with a sandy bottom into which it will burrow to sleep, or if it is threatened. Do not attempt to keep the Black Stripe Clown Wrasse on crushed coral or similar substrate as they have a poor survival rate on such substrates. When very small, Black Stripe Clown Wrasse are safe with almost any fish that will not eat them, but as they grow, they can become destructive. They should not be kept with invertebrates.
The Black Stripe Clown Wrasse diet should include vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food.